Hot Cross Buns

Recipe by KennKonn
READY IN: 50mins
YIELD: 24 buns




  • Mix yeast, sugar and scalded cooled down milk and water together and set aside till yeast starts to bubble.
  • In mixer mix shortening and sugar together and add one egg at a time mixing in completely before adding another egg. Mix well after last egg.
  • Sift 6 cups of flour into separate bowl.
  • Mix 3 cups of flour into the yeast mixture, mix till smooth.
  • Add Raisins.
  • Add shortening, sugar and egg mixture.
  • Take one cup of flour and add salt and cinnamon to it and mix it into dough. (To stop the cinnamon from lumping up in the dough).
  • Knead in remaining cups of flour till dough is smooth.
  • Place in greased bowl and allow to rise until double in size.
  • Form buns then using clean scissors snip a cross into the tops of each bun.
  • Beat egg yolk and water together and brush over tops of each bun.
  • Bake at 400 for 15-20 minutes.
  • When cooked and cooled use piping bag and form cross with your favorite white icing.